Boo Radley the two and a half year old chocolate Burmese has a story to tell.
Not long ago we were contacted by Boo Radley’s devastated owner. We were advised by his owner that he had gone missing from the Ivanhoe area and had not been seen for weeks. We suggested to Boo Radley’s owner that she forward to us a poster detailing his last known whereabouts and their contact details so we could share this on our Facebook page.
As soon as we received the poster it immediately went onto our Facebook page, and within minutes it was being shared by so many people. As a result thousands of people all over Melbourne saw the poster. Everyone was desperate to help Boo Radley’s family out and hopefully find this special little man.
A family friend of a team member here at the clinic saw the poster and mentioned that they had seen a cat matching Boo Radley’s description in their local neighbourhood. This was about three weeks after Boo Radley was noted as missing.
The owners went down to the last reported area where Boo Radley was seen, some 8 kilometers away from where he initially went missing from. They looked high and low for him, calling out his name in the hope he would come out of his hiding place at the sound of a familiar voice.
Just when they thought all hope was lost, they heard a tentative ‘meow’ and there he was, hiding in the bushes. Boo Radley was brought down to the clinic by his owner soon after for a general check over to ensure he was well after his ordeal.
If it wasn’t for all of the kind hearted people who shared Boo Radley’s poster, this story may not have had such a happy ending.